2021 Rising Star Award Nominee: Lindsay Kuhn, Wingspans, Providence, RI
Lindsay’s company based in Providence, RI, Wingspans, is a web-based platform that helps students find a career path that is right for them through rich, personal stories. She started her business because she saw that youth, especially youth in underserved communities, have limited access to information on careers and don’t see themselves in certain careers because they lack role models who look like them.
Lindsay came to CWE to refine her business plan, financial models, and pitch deck. She relaunched her new web platform in February 2021 and is in the process of piloting it in five schools, which she hopes to increase to 100 by the end of the year. By 2025, Lindsay hopes to impact the lives of millions of students and have a presence in a majority of states in the U.S.